Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR) Phoenix-Baker Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: March 02, 2024
2500 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Mailing Address
PO Box 52109, Phoenix, AZ 85072

ADCRR Phoenix-Baker is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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You can support your loved ones at ADCRR Phoenix-Baker on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 602-685-3100.

Located at 2500 E Van Buren St in Phoenix, AZ, ADCRR Phoenix-Baker carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ADCRR Phoenix-Baker offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR) Phoenix-Baker Unit so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The ADCRR-Phoenix prison complex stands out within the department due to its unique setup. Four of its units are located on the grounds of the Arizona State Hospital and leased through the Department of Health Services. These units along with Baker include the Alhambra Unit, Aspen Unit, and Flamenco Unit catering to specific inmate populations and mental health needs.

With an inmate capacity of approximately 1,042 spread across seven housing units at various security levels, ADCRR-Phoenix employs a score classification system to assess inmates' appropriate custody and security level placement, with scores ranging from 1 to 5 indicating the level of risk or need.

ADCRR-Phoenix operates as a modern, medium to high-security prison, encompassing three major functional areas: a reception center for incoming inmates, licensed mental health beds, and transitional care units for mental health inmates. Skilled inmates from the general population are selected to perform maintenance tasks, work in the facility's kitchen, and serve in yard and cleaning crews.

The Reception Center at Phoenix serves as the initial processing point for adult male inmates entering the Department from various counties, excluding Death Row and inmates serving life sentences. Here, inmates undergo medical and psychiatric screenings, initial classification, and statewide transportation.

The Baker Ward houses an inpatient care unit with a medical infirmary, while Flamenco serves as a licensed in-patient mental health facility for inmates across custody levels, providing group and individual therapy sessions.

Programs at ASPC-Phoenix include work crews assigned to maintenance and other tasks within Alhambra and Aspen units. Education programs, including mandatory literacy, special education, GED, and high school diploma programs, are offered through the Phoenix Success Academy. Inmates are also encouraged to pursue associate degrees, with several successful graduates in the past.

Treatment and self-improvement programs at Flamenco and Aspen units include weekly psychoeducation groups, individual therapy sessions, art therapy, book clubs, healthy peer relationship groups, self-esteem and anger management sessions, and a Recovery Support Specialist program aimed at preparing inmates for successful reintegration into society upon release.

Inmate Locator

ADCRR Phoenix-Baker maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

2024 Phoenix Visitation Calendar.pdf

Monday or Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2 Hour Intervals
(visitors must pre-schedule at least 48 hours prior, Inmates may have 1 visit a week)

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